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NATIONAL TRANSPORT STRATEGY MUST INVOLVE COUNCILS: ACC

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National and local government must work in partnership to tackle transport problems, the local authority associatio...
National and local government must work in partnership to tackle transport problems, the local authority associations told transport secretary Brian Mawhinney today.

Now that the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution has identified the dangers of unchecked traffic growth, a range of local and national measures are needed to slow the increase in traffic, the Association of County Councils says.

'The starting point has to be the formulation of a sustainable national transport strategy involving councils and government,' ACC environment committee chairman Derek Bateman said. 'We cannot just stop building roads without providing alternatives.'

Public education and good public transport must play a part in encouraging people to leave their cars at home, Mr Bateman said.
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